28 May 2013 Expression

What do you think Hugh Laurie’s expression is saying? Click on the FACS code’s to code this expression. Post your thoughts in the comments below.

Hugh Laurie

About Stu Dunn

Becoming proficient with non verbal communication and teaching what I’ve learnt over the years has become an absolute passion of mine; starting with beginning the SDL Behavioural Science Facebook Page, then set up my first online course in 2011, and my first book on the subject True Lies, A Guide to Reading Faces, Interpreting Body Language & Detecting Deception in the Real World was published in 2013. During this time I’ve helped thousands of people around the world become proficient in reading body language, micro expressions and detecting deception – and I’d love to help you too.
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3 Responses to 28 May 2013 Expression

  1. Ginger says:

    Are you completely off your rocker???

  2. kitty says:

    that is one fucked up hair cut

  3. SDL says:

    Love the comments – both here and on Facebook ;-). For those of you interested, here’s the FACS codes: 1C+4C+5C+L12B+R12A+52B+61B

    On the codes alone, this could look like a nervous distress covered with a slight smile. Sadness is seen in the 1 (inner eyebrow raise) and 4 (lowering of the brow) – with the 5 (raising of the upper eyelid) adding a slight fear aspect. The uneven smile (12) could indicate mild contempt or a masking smile to cover other felt emotions.

    I believe that anyone suggesting sadness, fear or contempt is on the money 😉 In saying this, the expression could also be posed for the camera – this is the danger of making assessments from still images – we lack the context. This could also be indicating disbelief.

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